By Juliane Schicker
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — For this year’s Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, TanzTheater André Koslowski (TTAK) will be screening eight international short dance films in connection with The Third Coast Dance Film Festival to celebrate the intersection of contemporary dance and the moving image. On the program is a short film by TTAK company member Jennifer Keller, a documentary about TTAK Artistic Director and Choreographer André Koslowski, as well as six international short films from Canada, Germany, South Korea, and Spain. The films are shown in the State Theater in State College on July 9, 8 p.m.
Admission is free with a Festival button, available at stores, information booths, and performance sites during the Festival July 8-12, as well as already online www.arts-festival.com.
TanzTheater André Koslowski works across boundaries to extend the artistic possibilities of dance and to challenge audiences. The company actively collaborates with internationally renowned set designers, composers, choreographers, and performers, and is dedicated to exploring the borders between contemporary dance and other artistic disciplines.
Under the direction of German choreographer André Koslowski, the company has performed on national and international stages to rave reviews. The Pittsburgh Dance Examiner’s Adrienne Totino hailed the company’s ability to impress the audience with a “genuine… raw openness,” and Pittsburgh City Paper’s Steve Sucato notes that Koslowski’s work can “conjure a panoply of emotional states not unlike those of fellow German choreographer, the late Pina Bausch.”
Koslowski’s deep understanding of dance traditions and his formative experiences in the European dance theater community result in pieces that survey the world with an unflinching eye and seek to reflect the full range of human experience. To watch Koslowski’s work is to inhabit a world of layered emotions, stories, and gestures that embrace laughter as much as sorrow, and the illogical as much as the reasonable.
For more information about TanzTheater André Koslowski and the screening, contact André Koslowski at 814-883-6907 or firstname.lastname@example.org